I recently created this template for a summer reading chart to motivate my kiddos to be bookworms this summer, and today I’m share my free printable reading rewards chart with all of you!
TO USE: Download the free printable Reading Rewards Chart template and print out — I used cardstock so it would be more durable. Have the kids track their reading and fill in a box on the rewards chart for every one minute of reading. Each row on the summer reading chart has 60 boxes, representing one hour. I love tracking time on the summer reading chart, better than chapters or pages because it works well for rewarding kids across all reading levels. There is the added benefit of helping kids learn how to track times by writing down their start and stop times then subtracting. If your early reader isn’t ready to track his/her time, you can also set the timer for a chunk of time and then when the timer goes off they can fill in their chart. For my youngest kids we read aloud together.
I designed the summer reading charts with a blank reward’s space so you can fill them in with whatever will motivate your kiddo. Each of my kids has a different line up on their reading rewards chart, and I even let them help me pick their prizes.
Happy Summer Reading! Check out our Books Alive! post series to see a bunch of our favorite children’s books and activity ideas to go along with them.5